McCrory to go to Supreme Court after appeals court denies stay in voter ID lawsuit

- Govenor Pat McCrory (R-NC) says his office will be reaching out to the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in after an appeals court denied the state’s motion to stay the ruling in a voter ID lawsuit.

In a statement released Friday, Gov. McCrory said the appeals court should have stayed its ruling, calling it “legally flawed, factually wrong, and disparaging” to North Carolina.

“Therefore, by early next week, we will be asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the ruling of the Court of Appeals.”   

Last month the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined a 2013 voter ID law was discriminatory. The law, approved by Republicans, requires photo identification and other restrictions, including reducing early in-person voting by seven days.

Related: Appeals court rejects request to postpone voter ID decision

The state leader’s attorney’s requested the ruling be set aside as they prepare to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case. However, just one day after the request was made, the Appeals Court denied the stay.

Last week's injunction means no voter ID mandate and 17 days of early voting with same-day registration.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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